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Week 7 Assignment – Developing a Strategic Approach

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Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Create a mission and vision statement for your organization. Determine three (3) specific strategic goals that align with the ideals in those two (2) statements. Recommend one (1) specific adaptive strategy or combination of adaptive strategies that would be most effective in ensuring that the organization achieves its strategic goals. Support your recommendation with examples of the successful application of the recommended strategy or strategies. Outline three (3) service delivery and three (3) support components that will be necessary elements of the organization’s value chain geared toward achieving the strategic goals that you identified. Examine, in detail, the main reasons why the delivery and support components of the value chain that you identified are essential to the achievement of the organization’s goals. Suggest one (1) specific approach to maintaining the selected adaptive strategy or strategies in order to ensure that the organization achieves its mission and vision. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites to not qualify as academic resources.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Differentiate between strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, and managing strategic momentum. Examine the organizational value chain, including the components of the service delivery and support activities. Analyze the roles of and the relationships among organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic goals, and why they are called directional strategies. Apply analytic skills to define strategic problems, generate and evaluate strategic alternatives, and develop implementation tactics. Examine the nature of directional, adaptive, market entry, and competitive strategies. Use technology and information resources to research issues in the strategic management of health care organizations. Write clearly and concisely about strategic management of health care organizations using proper writing mechanics.

ASSIGNMENT 04 PS460 Psychological Tests and Measurements

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Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.

Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who isn’t familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essays.

This assignment requires you to write 1–2 page essays in response to the following three questions:

1. In your own words, briefly differentiate test validity and test reliability. Then describe and explain the concepts of content validity and criterion validity, making sure to address both concurrent and predictive validity.

2. Briefly describe the importance of the assessment interview. Then identify and describe several tactics employed by clinicians in assessment interviews, including preliminary considerations, directive vs. nondirective interviews, sequencing, comprehensiveness, the avoidance of “why” questions, and the importance of attending to the client’s nonverbal behavior.

3. Provide an overview of the pros and cons of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, with an emphasis on the most recent versions (WAIS-IV for adults and WISC-for children). Be sure to explain what these scales can measure as opposed to what they can’t measure.

ASSIGNMENT 08 PS460 Psychological Tests and Measurements

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Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essays.

This assignment requires you to write 1–2 page essays in response to all three of the following questions:

1. The MMPI-2-RF test includes the Personality Psychopathology Five Scales: Aggressiveness–Revised (AGGR-r), Psychoticism–Revised (PSYC-r), Disconstraint–Revised (DISC-r), Negative Emotionality/Neuroticism (NEGE-r), and Introversion/Low Positive Emotionality (INTR-r). In your own words, describe the intent of each of these scales and give a brief commentary on the traits associated with high or low scores for each of the five.

2. In your own words, describe the three axes of Millon’s personality theories: pleasure-pain, active-passive, and self-other, and explain the implications of these polarities for clinicians. Include your own examples to describe the three polarities.

3. Briefly describe the focus of the NEO Agreeableness scale. Then, in your own words and using your own examples, describe the six facet scales associated with this scale (Trust, Straightforwardness, Altruism, Compliance, Modesty, and Tender-Mindedness). Be sure to characterize high and low scale scorers for each of these scales.

case analysis-

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Why was data management so problematic at ARI?

2. Describe ARI’s earlier capabilities for data analysis and reporting and their impact on the business.

3. Was SAP HANA a good solution for ARI? Why or why not?

Describe the changes in the business as a result of adopting HANA.

Memory

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Prior to beginning this discussion, please read and view the following required sources:

“Flexible Retrieval: When True Inferences Produce False Memories” “Memory Suppression in Alzheimer’s Disease” “Mnemonic Instruction in Science and Social Studies for Students with Learning Problems: A Review” “Short-Term Memory and Long-Term Memory Are Still Different” “The Development of Real-Time Stability Supports Visual Working Memory Performance: Young Children’s Feature Binding Can Be Improved Through Perceptual Structure” Memory.

In the article, “Memory Suppression in Alzheimer’s Disease”.

Explain the empirical research presented in your assigned article, applying appropriate citations and references. Describe, in your own words, how the research relates to your own experiences as well as how this area of psychology may have affected your past or current beliefs about memory development. Do the research findings refute or support your current beliefs, and in what ways? Are there variables about memory of which you were unaware based on your article? Apply skeptical inquiry to the potential problems that might arise from research in the area of memory, and relate it to the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Provide a rationale for whether or not this premise is valid and/or appropriate based on the findings reported by the assigned articles. It is recommended that you research articles in the Ashford University Library to support your assertions if the required articles do not provide sufficient information. Your initial post should be at least 500 words in length.

Team Identify, Emotion, and Development

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Discussion Topic: Team Identify, Emotion, and Development Imagine that you are the leader of a team of retail associates at a sports equipment store, explain in detail how you would support team development as follows: 1. Group Cohesion and Trust Identify and describe at least two (2) specific actions you would take to enhance feelings of group cohesion and trust. Include ideas and vocabulary from your assigned reading. You may want to include ideas for helping the team build identity and/or ways you support the group in sharing positive emotions. 2. New Member Socialization Identify and describe at least two (2) specific actions you would take when introducing newly hired retail associates to existing team members. Include ideas and vocabulary from your assigned reading. You may want to consider how the “old-timers” might react to newcomers.

 

DQ WEEKS 1-8

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Introductions
Hello Class! For this discussion please respond to BOTH of the following questions:
Question A
Tell us about yourself so you can meet and greet other students within your course. Include what you believe to be your current knowledge level of this course topic and what you hope to learn before the course is over.
Question B
Describe in at least two paragraphs the quantitative analysis approach, to include a high level overview of the importance of identifying the problem, developing a model, acquiring input data, developing a solution, testing the solution, analyzing results, and implementation.

Decision Analysis
Select an organization you have worked for or any organization of interest and discuss how decision analysis could be used to solve a business problem.
Describe a decision tree and discuss how such a tool can be utilized to improve decision making.

Forecasting
Discuss the different types of forecasts to include time-series, causal, and qualitative models. When might a researcher or project manager utilize exponential smoothing? What benefit does a Delphi technique provide when working with qualitative-based decision making?

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Managerial Accounting-4 Pages

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Required:
Comment and expand on a topic discussed in the videos and provide a real world example from the news or your own experience.
Presence during both weeks of the module and a minimum of three postings are expected, one original posting and two responses to colleagues. Minimum required participation does not guarantee a perfect score.

Preventing Fraud And Abuse Managed Care

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There are cases of fraud and abuse which consist of misrepresentation data of
patient’s medical records, rendered billing for services not provided or procedure not serviced, or
medical equipment not given to the patient. Some providers charge for services on patient which
are not needed, medical codes are used to make it seem that the patient needs these procedures.”

Discussion 7

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There has been a dramatic shift from inpatient to outpatient services and emphasis on shortening patient stays. Why is this? What has impacted this decision? In your opinion, was this shift made for medical reasons or financial ones?

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